An editor had copied pastebin code to a post.

Is it part of a review? Should an image or code from another website or resource be copied while editing?

While I wrote this question, the reviewers approved the edit.

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Having as much of the information relevant to your question present in the actual question has several advantages:

  • The number of clicks required before you can begin to answer the question goes down
  • It helps ward off link rot, which in itself has two benefits
    • It makes sure the question won't be crippled if the external link gets taken down, and that it continues to be useful to other people
    • It improves the search engine rating of SO questions
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